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Root [International] Rooting discussion for 4.4 (kit kat)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dibblebill, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. dibblebill

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    If you're lucky ;) Go grab one of the flashable 4.4 ROMs out there >_>
     

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    If I could unlock the bootloader and root with 4.3 on Verizon I would. As it stands my Verizon One is completely stock 4.3 Sense 5.0.
     
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    Verizon really has you guys locked in, don't they?
     
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    I saw this back in October. Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like those of us on Verizon *can* unlock the bootloader.
    Verizon HTC One: Unlock Bootloader, Root, Gain S-Off and Install CWM / TWRP Recovery

    Has anyone on Verizon tried it? The comments aren't encouraging, but they're also old.
     
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    Rather than make redundant threads on this subject in each sub rooting section, for now will keep it here...
     
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    rumrunner will give you s off,and id highly recomend to do that prior to 4.4,in case exploits are patched.

    rumrunner does NOT install a custom recovery by default,so becoming s off does NOT mean that you can not OTA natuarally to 4.4 when(if ;) ) it hits

    as long as youre s off,rooting will be easy :)

    of course,once youre s off,you can install a recovery and try one of the many 4.4 roms out there,wich are devoid of big reds bloat. there is no real benefit to waiting,IMO

    http://rumrunner.us/
     
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    I was under the impression that rumrunner did not work for Android 4.3 on Verizon and that I would have to wait for Firewater?

    EDIT: Firewater should be coming out soon and I will NOT be accepting the 4.4 OTA in the meantime as i'm sure it will kill any chance I have of unlocking the bootloader. Once I get it unlocked and rooted i'll just install a 4.4 ROM. Most likely Cyanogenmod or Viper ROM.
     
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    I thot rumrunner worked with 4.3,but not having vzw any longer I haven't followed it that closely. At any rate,firewater is out: http://firewater-soff.com/

    I'm itching to try it out on something,lol
     
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    I wasn't aware it was out yet, I'll be trying it out today!
     
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    I don't think its been out for a long. I just saw it last night. Let us know how it goes :)
     
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    Before:
    Completely stock Verizon HTC One, S-on, not rooted, Android 4.3 Sense 5.0

    After: S-off!

    It worked! No troubles, Firewater worked the first try using the temproot method. Verizon owners everywhere, rejoice!
     
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    Awsome! Glad it went well and you have joined us in s off land :D enjoy making your phone yours
     
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